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Majority of VP candidates want PH to rejoin, cooperate with ICC

Majority of VP candidates want PH to rejoin, cooperate with ICC

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By SIEGFRED ALDOUS LACERNA A MAJORITY of the vice presidential candidates wanted the Philippines to rejoin the International Criminal Court (ICC) and cooperate fully if investigations in the country would be conducted.  President Rodrigo Duterte severed the Philippines’ ties with the ICC in 2018 after then-special prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the preliminary examination of the alleged extrajudicial killings under the President’s war on drug campaign.  Duterte said that the Court attacks his administration by putting him under its jurisdiction. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said that the majority of the Senate wants to re enter ICC, emphasizing that they have already filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on the constitutionality of the Pre...